For over 30 years, collaborative pianist Sonja Grimes has performed in recitals, master classes and competitions. In Philadelphia, she served as collaborative pianist for Villanova University, the Baldwin School, and Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church. She currently serves on the faculty at University of Northwestern-St. Paul and performs throughout the Twin Cities. She holds a bachelor's degree in Piano Performance from Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Daniel Paul Horn. As a student of Lambert Orkis and Charles Abramovic, she earned her master's degree in Accompanying, Chamber Music, and Piano Pedagogy from Temple University. Sonja maintains a private piano teaching studio, is a Master Certified Teacher with MMTA, and leads the Musikgarten program at Salem Covenant Church and Northwestern's Academy of Music.
Faculty member since 2004; also teaches piano for UNW Academy of Music